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Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE)
  
The Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports basic and applied research and evaluation that enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and teaching.  The Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program aims at advancing research at the frontiers of STEM learning, education, and evaluation, and at providing the foundational knowledge necessary to improve STEM teaching and learning at all educational levels and in all settings.  This solicitation calls for three types of proposals--Knowledge Diffusion, Empirical Research, and Large Empirical Research.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development
11/30/2009Yes
Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12)
  

Seeks to enable significant advances in preK-12 student and teacher learning of the STEM disciplines through development, study, and implementation of resources, models, and technologies for use by students, teachers, and policymakers. Projects funded under this solicitation begin with a research question or a hypothesis about how to improve preK-12 STEM learning and teaching.
All Areas
10/5/20091/7/2010Yes
Science Master's Program (SMP)
  

Prepares graduate students for careers in business, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies by providing them not only with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but also with research experiences, internship experiences, and the skills to succeed in those careers
All Areas
$700,000.00
10/5/200911/20/2009Yes
Science Master's Program (SMP)
  

Prepares graduate students for careers in business, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies by providing them not only with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but also with research experiences, internship experiences, and the skills to succeed in those careers.
All Areas
10/5/200911/20/2009Yes
International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP)
  
The objective of the International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities, thereby furthering their research capacity and global perspective and forging long-term relationships with scientists, technologists and engineers abroad. These awards are available in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF.
All Areas
9/30/2009Yes
Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)
  

The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program supports the development of novel instrumentation or instrumentation that has been significantly improved by at least an order of magnitude or more in fundamental aspects.  Supported instruments are expected to have a significant impact on the study of biological systems at any level. The development of new instrumentation must be firmly based in biological research need.  The IDBR Program supports the development or major improvement of software for the operation of instruments only as associated with the development of the instrument.  Data analysis and acquisition software are only supported to the extent that the availability of the software, in connection with new instrumentation, will clearly advance biological research.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems
8/31/2009Yes
Informal Science Education (ISE)
  
The ISE program invests in projects that promote lifelong learning of STEM in a wide variety of informal settings.  Funding is provided for projects that advance understanding of informal STEM learning, that develop and implement innovative strategies and resources for informal STEM education, and that build the national professional capacity for research, development, and practice in the field.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
6/25/200911/19/2009Yes
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
  

Preproposals must address issues of sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the North Central Region. Successful projects should contribute to the following NCR-SARE broad-based outcomes:
  
- Improving the profitability of farmers and associated agricultural businesses,
- Sustaining and improving the environmental quality and natural resource base on which agriculture depends, and
- Enhancing the quality of life for farmers/ranchers, rural communities, and society as a whole
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
$175,000.00
6/10/2009No
Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)
  
The Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. It especially welcomes proposals that have the potential to transform undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for all students. The program supports efforts to create, adapt, and disseminate new learning materials and teaching strategies to reflect advances both in STEM disciplines and in what is known about teaching and learning. It funds projects that develop faculty expertise, implement educational innovations, assess learning and evaluate innovations, prepare K-12 teachers, or conduct research on STEM teaching and learning. It also supports projects that further the work of the program itself, for example, synthesis and dissemination of findings across the program. The program supports projects representing different stages of development, ranging from small, exploratory investigations to large, comprehensive projects.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
$5,000,000.00
5/21/2009No
International Research and Education: Planning Visits and Workshops
  

International Planning Visit/Workshop Awards can support the initial phases of developing and coordinating integrated research and education activities with foreign partners.  Support is primarily for travel and subsistence expenses; salaries and stipends are not typically supported.  Individual proposals can be submitted for:


Planning visits to assess foreign facilities, equipment, or subjects of research, and to have detailed discussions with prospective foreign partners to finalize plans for cooperative research.  Visits typically range from 7-14 days.

Joint workshops designed to identify common research priorities, focused on a specific, well-defined area of research collaboration.  U.S. and international co-organizers collaboratively design the agenda around a disciplinary or inter-disciplinary theme, and invite individuals who will uniquely contribute to the workshop’s objectives. 
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
5/20/20099/20/2009Yes
Specialty Crop Research Initiative
  

The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) was established to solve critical industry issues through research and extension activities. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. SCRI will give priority to projects that are multistate, multi-institutional, or trans-disciplinary; and include explicit mechanisms to communicate results to producers and the public. Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: research in plant breeding, genetics, and genomics to improve crop characteristics; efforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases, including threats to specialty crop pollinators; efforts to improve production efficiency, productivity, and profitability over the long term; new innovations and technology, including improved mechanization and technologies that delay or inhibit ripening; and methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production and processing of specialty crops.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Plants & Their Systems
$10,000,000.00
4/15/2009No
The Science, Technology, and Society Program
  

Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
2/28/20098/31/2009Yes
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
  

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums and science centers, and non-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments.  Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organization use is encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners as appropriate for the goals of the MRI Program. 
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
1/31/2009Yes
Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program
  
Program will: (1) address a State, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support
All Areas
$500,000.00
2/5/2010annually
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants
  
Seeks to: (a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in agriscience and agribusiness in order to help ensure the existence in the United States of a qualified workforce to serve the food and agricultural sciences system; and (b) promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences in order to advance excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the food and agricultural sciences.
All Areas
$50,000.00
1/15/2010No
Specialty Crop Research Initiative
  
SCRI was established to solve critical industry issues through research and extension activities. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. SCRI will give priority to projects that are multistate, multi-institutional, or trans-disciplinary; and include explicit mechanisms to communicate results to producers and the public. Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: research in plant breeding, genetics, and genomics to improve crop characteristics; efforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases, including threats to specialty crop pollinators; efforts to improve production efficiency, productivity, and profitability over the long term; new innovations and technology, including improved mechanization and technologies that delay or inhibit ripening; and methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production and processing of specialty crops
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Plants & Their Systems
$10,000,000.00
1/14/2010No
7th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
  
For Students: Research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. P3 was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity, and the planet
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development
$10,000.00
1/5/2010No
Interdisciplinary Research (IDR)
  
Research by teams or individuals that integrates information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of specialized knowledge to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research practice.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development
12/7/2009Yes
Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration (EUREKA) (R01)
  
Foster exceptionally innovative research that, if successful, will have an unusually high impact on the areas of science that are germane to the mission of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems
11/24/2009Yes
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  
The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
11/2/2009Yes
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  
Supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
$400,000.00
10/22/2009Yes
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
  

The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas of biology supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
$189,000.00
10/14/2009No
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
  

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
9/29/2009Yes
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
  
Seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
9/29/2009Yes
Bugs bunny
  
The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An I/UCRC not only contributes to the Nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education, but also encourages and fosters international cooperation and collaborative projects.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
9/25/2009Yes
International Research and Education: Planning Visits and Workshops
  

This solicitation describes International Planning Visit/Workshop awards to support the early phases of developing and coordinating a research and education activity with a foreign partner(s).
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
9/20/2009Yes
International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP)
  
The objective of IRFP is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities, thereby furthering their research capacity and global perspective and forging long-term relationships with scientists, technologists and engineers abroad.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
9/9/2009Yes
Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
  

Provide scholarships to support recruiting, retaining, mentoring, and training committed, eligible multicultural scholars, resulting in either baccalaureate degrees within the food and agricultural sciences disciplines or the D.V.M. degree.  The scholarships are intended to encourage outstanding students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the food and agricultural sciences
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development
7/28/2009No
Research Coordination Networks in Biological Sciences (RCN)
  

Support will be provided for groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their efforts across disciplinary, organizational, institutional and geographical boundaries. The objectives are to facilitate open communication and exchange of information and resources, to integrate research and/or education activities of scientists working independently on topics of common interest, to nurture a sense of community among young scientists, and to minimize isolation and maximize cooperation so as to eliminate unnecessary duplication of efforts.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
7/23/2009Yes
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
  
The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.
Food/Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, & Delivery;#Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Human Health and Well Being;#Agricultural, Natural Resource, & Biological Engineering;#Economic, Community Development;#Natural Resources & Environment;#Economics, Markets & Policy;#Animals & Their Systems;#Plants & Their Systems;#Youth Development;#Family Well Being
No